Wednesday, October 31, 2012



 Six years ago I would be getting excited to get slutted up in some sort of costume that showed WAY to much skin. But now? I don't roll that way. I'm excited to get my son dressed up in his T-Rex costume and take him trick or treating! Nothing wrong with slutting up I'm just past that stage in my life and too chunky for those costumes...hahaha.

This is my FIRST give-away. This give-away is to say Thank you THANK YOU for all the motivation and inspiration you all have given me throughout my journey. And I still have a LONG way to go so I hope you all are ready for the ride. This blog has been the key to my weight loss, and I am so happy to share my weight loss ups and downs with you all! I don't think I would have come this far without any of you. 

Since Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to an end I thought I would do a few products that supported Breast Cancer research and a couple other just fun ones. Remember until midnight tonight for every follower I get I will donate .25 cents to The Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. For more info see my Cancer Sucks post.

Anyways onto the SWAG:

OPI Pink of Hearts FULL SIZE nail polish set. 

Biolage Colorcaretherapie Hair Set. This stuff is amazing and your hair will smell so good. Even if it's not colored it still is great to use! 

A Super cute Owl necklace. 

My personal copy of Jillian Michaels Kickbox Fast Fix. I don't want this DVD anymore...we broke up remember?? :)

Anyway, the only requirement is that you are a follower of my blog! Use the handy dandy raffle copter to enter below. If you are not yet a follower click the "join this site" button to the right above my AMAZING followers. 

This drawing will go through this coming Monday. Good luck biotches!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Color Run Weekend!

So I did my first 5k EVER this weekend. I was so nervous but it ended up being tons of fun! In fact I'm signing up for another one...The Turkey Trot which is on Thanksgiving...yee haw! Maybe I can burn about 1/20th of the calories I will be consuming that day!

Anyway, time for some pictures:

Before/After :)

My amazing friends! Bottom left corner is my little man and I after. I thought he might be scared when I came back and was literally covered with color but he thought it was so funny!

Let me tell you that color powder aint no joke. It was EVERYWHERE. My car still looks like a bunch of fairies shit colorful pixie dust everywhere (especially in the back seat bitches!) :)

We had pedi's with my awesome mom in law scheduled for that afternoon. So I showered and assumed I got all the colorful mess off of me. Get to the Spa. Look down at my feet and my big toe is blue. I told the girl "umm I did the color run I don't have a disease or anything" then she goes "oh that explains all of that green and blue on your neck." Apparently I didn't look at myself too well after showering. But hey I had to get to the spa!

My sister in law and I puff painted our shirts! It totally reminded me of the 90's when you would decorate EVERYTHING even those ked shoes with puff paint. :) 

All in all it was so fun I will definitely be doing this run again next year. I am mainly just proud of myself for actually committing to a running plan. I have tried running MULTIPLE times the past few years and always gave up when it got too hard. Not this time biotches. I pushed through and did it. It feels so good to accomplish goals. Just gotta keep going. 

Today I start 10k training.

ALSO, I am doing a give a way on WEDNESDAY (day after tomorrow) to thank all of my amazing "followers," It is going to be off the hook!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's a Vicious Cycle

Note: I wrote this last night.
So I have been struggling with my snacking. I'm sure a lot of us have been. It is so f'n hard when you have all this shit food around you at work. I have had pretty good will power but sometimes you just give in and eat a damn homemade pumpkin muffin with cheesecake frosting. When my boss brought those in I directly said "I hate you!" to her. Obviously I was joking my boss rocks but I really didn't want those cup cakey muffins staring me down. So I ate half of one, then I ate the other half the next day and then today I ate a whole one. Then pasta for lunch and then fast food for dinner womp womp womp. I feel like shiiiieeeetttt. It's like one bad choice brings on another then another then another bad choice!There goes my weight loss for last week! 

Well what's a fatty girl to do?

So after reading Miss Holly's post about starting clean eating again, I decided I am going to start "clean-ish" eating tomorrow, because I really don't have the balls to eat totally clean. I am not going to be eating cupcakes or cookies or processed sugary snacks. I will still eat granola bars (that contain protein) and SOME other processed snacky items. Plus I'm going to keep my sugar down to less than 30 grams a day.

I AM going to do this until next weigh day and see how it feels.
Just like I sucked it up on the treadmill I am going to put my big girl panties on and do this too. Who wants to join me?? 

Plan for tomorrow:
Whole wheat double fiber english muffin
1-2 tblspoon natural peanut butter (200-290 cals)

Elliptical workout

Chocolate muscle milk (150 cals)
Morning stare black bean veggie patty 
2 slices smart wheat bread  
greek yogurt (320 cals)

special k protein granola bar

4 oz chicken tenderloins (skinless)
some sort of veggies
brown rice

Also going to get at least 80 oz of water in!

On a much more fun note Melanie is doing an AWESOME giveaway that ends Friday! Go check it out her blog is super motivating, and she is an inspiration to me!

P.S- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS UPDATE: So far I have raised  19.00 from the new followers this month. For every new follower I am donating .25 cents to help raise money for this cause that is so very near and dear to my heart. I have also had 25.00 in donations so we have raised $44.00 so far!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weigh Day Wednesday....

...and I'm back biotches!! :) I am so happy this morning I could dance....wait I've already done that. I finally hit the 20 lb loss mark. I lost 3.6 lbs this week and seriously cannot believe it. I did have a gain last week so it makes it really only a 2.2 lb loss but I will take it! I stepped on and off the scale four times this morning to make sure it was right.

Now I personally think any weight loss is amazing! If someone tells me they have lost 3 lbs I think that is awesome, because they have changed their habits and worked hard for something! However, not everyone thinks like that. For some reason I feel like when you're talking to other people (who aren't currently losing weight or don't need too) and you tell them how much you've lost 20 lbs or more makes it sound so much more "official."When people used to ask me how much weight I lost and I would say "oh 17 lbs" or "oh 13 lbs" they wouldn't be that impressed. But now that I've hit 20 I feel like I'm actually really in this weight loss game and that I'm sticking with it. And now when I say "oh I've lost 20" they may really take me seriously. But honestly, who cares what other people think. No matter how much weight you've lost you are AMAZING. It is hard and it sucks, but losing weight shows that you do have discipline and will power. Two things a lot of people don't have. 

Now for some pictures (warning: there is a hunting picture in here):
I have been wanting to try that Green Tea Jamba Juice that Mama L has wrote about. I can tell you that it was BOMB diggity dong, but 270 calories for a 16 oz which isn't TOO bad. Hunter had a chocolate moo'd and of course loved it and eating the cup. :)

I was hesitant to post this but I thought why not its my life right? My husband is a hunter. I used to be totally anti hunting but that is for a totally different post. Anyway, Hunter was FASCINATED with this pheasant. He kept saying "I wuv you birdie," pretty much melted my heart.
This is me about 2 weeks ago before going out for drinks with the girls. It was when I was down a little over 17 lbs. I did wear one of those tank tops that sucks you in a little! And yes my smile is scary in this picture. 

Well lovelies that's it for this weigh in post. My first 5k (The Color Run) is this Saturday and I am nervous/pumped!! 

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nap Time Notes!

This post is just kind of random. The lil guy is napping and instead of getting some stuff done I would much rather blog it up. 

What I should be doing:
Just one corner of my house. Most the rest of the rooms look like this as well. Gahhh.

Anyway, I hope everyone else has had a good week! I sure have especially since I broke up with Jillian Michaels. I got back into my running routine and feel like a baller again. I'm pretty sure I have gotten over my DREADmill aversion. I have run on the treadmill every day the past 4 days and have done great! I graduated from C25K today! woop woop! My first 5k is the Color Run and is a week from today I am SO EXCITED!.

So why the lush/alcoholic pictures you ask? WELL, I was grocery shopping on Wednesday night at Walmart (I HATE that store) had beer and wine on clearance! It was amazing. They were the Fall seasonal brews and were some of the hubs fave beers! Normally they are about $8 a sixer and they were all on sale for $2.50 to $4.00 a six pack. So I found seven of my hubbies favorites and then got myself a 4 pack of Pinot Nior for 5 bucks...holla! And no the beer was not expired they just had to make room for the winter seasonal's. This was pretty much the highlight of my week. I called my BFF and Mom after just to tell them about this haha. 

I also lost my voice as of Thursday. Yesterday a four year old at work asked me "Why did you turn your voice creepy?" I about died. She was too cute. I sound like I have smoked 38 packs a day for 88 years. Seriously. Its that bad. Luckily, I'm not sick it's just my voice that is gone so I have still been eating good healthy and running/working out. 

My little monster in the bath. He loves it!

Also, I have to admit that I do miss Jillian a little bit. I think I may rekindle our romance by doing level 2 of the shred tonight! 
ALSO, I have reached over 100 followers which I'm pretty stoked about. I know it is mainly because of these two super cool chicks: Holly and Kristen These hookers classy ladies have awesome blogs go check em out! :) So to honor over 100 followers I will be doing a give-a-way at the end of the month and it will be pretty damn sweet! THANK YOU so much for following and reading my nonsense.

Well, I'm going to go guzzle drink some coffee before the little man wakes up! 

Hope everyone is having a FAB weekend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weigh Day and Tat Pics!

This is for the people who wanted a picture of my tramp stamp tattoo HERE IT IS:

Black flower with "falling petals" bleghh.

Anyway, onto the main topic of this post. I dreaded this weigh day more than any other weigh day. You know how last week I stayed the same? Well this week is even worse...I gained 1.4. First of all, I have been DREADING working out this week. I have not been feeling "right," just a little off with everything. Don't know why. Second, I hate Jillian. I posted in Fit Camp today that I am breaking up with her. We may have a few "one night stands" when I decide to do one of her workouts, but I am SICK of doing her shred DVD every day. I don't run as much and that makes me a sad panda (If you know where that last parts from I freakin love you)! So yep I'm quitting the JM challenge. BUT today I start a weight loss challenge where my team and I could win PRIZES. Yippeee gotta love prizes! And my team is pretty bad ass. So watch out. :)

I'm going to start setting small goals each week, because it gives me something to focus on:
1) At LEAST 64 oz of water each day...only one diet pop a week.
2)Plan my day of eating out in My Fitness Pal the night before and STICK to it. 
3) Run. run. run. Plus some weight lifting. 

 Time for some pictures:

Silly photo shoot with my boy. 


All in all, this weight loss game sucks balls big time. It's a roller coaster, but I'm not getting off anytime soon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lets talk Tattoos Link Up & a GIVEAWAY!

Today I'm linking up with Melanie for Lets Talk Tattoos!


Ok so here it goes. Yes I have a tattoo. Yes I regret it. YES it is a lower back tattoo TRAMP STAMP.

I got it when I was 18...ahh so young and dumb. My boyfriend at the time helped pick it out. Oh how great of an idea that was. 

It is a flower with petals falling off. It's black. It's ridiculous. Thankfully I cannot see it. But these days since I've been losing weight and my pants are literally hanging off of my bum EVERYBODY and their mom has seen my tramp stamp. LOVES it...(sense the sarcasm).

I hope no one is offended if they also have a lower back tattoo. It is just a joke between my hubby and I. Obviously not everyone with lower back tattoos are tramps. I just like saying tramp stamp. I really think the lower back is a cute spot for a tat.

I'm not sure If  I will get more tattoos. I almost have a few times in the past years but never went through with them. Guess we will just have to see what happens!

Unfortunately I can't post a picture because no one is around to take it for me and I don't think my almost 2 year old could aim right. But another day another time promise.  ;)

ALSO, I am hosting a giveaway over at First Name Smith. Go and enter and check out Kristen's blog, she is so. funny. :) Plus you could score a $25.00 gift card to heaven aka Target. Check it out!

Can't wait to hear about all the other tattoos!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Well it happened. I never understood why some people have nick named the treadmill the "dreadmill." Unfortunately, now I understand. When I started running a couple months ago I started on the treadmill. I liked it. Alot. Well as much as I could like running. Well a few weeks ago I started running outside. Then I went back to the gym to run on the treadmill. Literally Could. not. do. it. Bahhhhhh what is wrong with me? I ran 10 minutes and then stopped because I was so damn bored. Like out of my mind bored. So I went onto the elliptical and enjoyed myself a little more. 

But seriously...WTF? What should I do? It is SO much more convenient for me to run at the gym because they have a day care for the little man (which he loves). I also can cool down on the elliptical which really helps my leg muscles for some reason. 

But now I feel like this on a treadmill:

I need some advice. It is hard for me to get my runs in outside (as much as I enjoy it). My jogging stroller has two flat tires, so I have to either wait until the hubs gets home or find a babysitter. And I really don't like running with the jogging stroller anyways. It's nice to have some "me" time to think. 

How can I reconnect with the treadmill?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Weigh Day Wednesday

First of all a warning that I have not had any coffee at all before writing this. Now, onto the weigh in. Well it finally happened I have been down every weigh in the past 8 weeks, but on this lovely 9th week weigh in I did. not. lose. anything. Aka stayed the same. I refuse to let this tear me down. I have worked my hiney off the past 9 weeks and will work HARDER because of this. I'm not going to try to "figure it out" it is just one of the laws of the weight loss "gods" in that you cannot lose weight every week! There will be a week or two (or 8) during my journey that this will happen, and you know what we just gotta SUCK IT UP biotches!

Jillian Update:
I kept up with the Jillian challenge and have done her workout every day except this past Sunday (I did run that day though). I am now on day 3 level 2 of the 30 day shred. I would call that a NSV. Holla. 

Don't you just love all the hearts? I'm hoping it makes me love doing Jillian (her workouts sickos) more! :) Check it out worked out twice a day 5 out of the past 7 days! yee haw. 

I made those two ingredient skinny muffins that everyone and there mom is talking about. I used chocolate cake instead of spice cake with the pumpkin and it was bomb! Only 74 calories a piece. And yes if your wondering you just mix the cake mix and the pumpkin you DON't add the water, eggs or oil to the mix first.

On to the more important things in life:

We love "photo shoots." He is so silly and steals my heart everyday (unless he is throwing a tantrum). He was eating a cracker while we did this by the way.

Well lovely biotches I hope you all have an amazing day and tackle whatever life throws your way! 

An update on money raised for breast cancer awareness: A total of  33.50. 25.00 through donations from some amazing ladies, and 8.50 from 34 new followers so far this month. (I donate .25 for every new follower). Read more here.

Monday, October 8, 2012

To Potty Train or Wait??

I'm sure a lot of Mom's have this question. So I will start from the beginning of my potty training experience. I work at a day care part time which means I see a lot of kids going through the potty training phase. Some are little like the nearly two year olds and some are older the 3 and a half to 4 year olds. Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with waiting to potty train or starting early it's a family decision. But for me I am so SICK of buying diapers.

My son is 21 months. When he was 13 months I ordered a froggy potty from Amazon. He loved it. We just set it in the bathroom and let him sit on it to read books or while I went to the bathroom he would sit on his potty. He liked it. We weren't "forcing" him at all. At about 15 months we started putting him on the potty before bath time (he would be naked). He would go pee and sometimes even poop (TMI I know)! We would also give him an m and m or skittle for going. I was pretty impressed for how young he was and going.

So now we have been doing this for a while. When I'm at home and were not at work I will ask him throughout the day if he has to go potty and he tells me yes or no. We have even put him in big boy undies for about 3 hours at a time and he stays dry (we take him to the potty about 5 times during that period). I think I'm going to wait until Christmas break and I have a week off to REALLY go for it.

Now, I have told other Mom's at the daycare about this when we were talking about potty training and some are like "Wow! Thats awesome blah blah blah," but then one was like "Ugh, I don't believe in FORCING my child to go potty when there not ready." Ok other Moms does my story sound like I'm FORCING? I don't think so. I honestly think every child could be potty trained earlier but society believes they have to be 2 or 3 to start. Again this is just my opinion. If Hunter would have cried and whined and didn't want to use the potty I would not have kept up with this.

Here is my little guy about 4 months ago on the potty! :)

Anyways, what do you Mom's out there think? And if anyone wants to try with their younger toddler I highly recommend buying a little potty and letting them get used to it first like I did. It has worked for some of my friends as well. 

Adios Amigos/as!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Favorites VLOG!

Wow...I really cannot believe I'm doing this.


It was so random. This afternoon after my little man and I got home from the park I thought "well I GUESS I should do that VLOG link up since I love Holly so much!"  So, I set my son up with his snack and a few puzzles to entertain him and I went to "work."

I then thought "maybe I should put on some makeup and maybe even change into some presentable clothing," but nope leave it to me to stay in my workout clothes and sans makeup. Oh well, I'm just keepin it real folks. 

Wow just love that face I end on. SO hott. 

This just shows I really do love all of you, and I really hope all of you that have blogs do this too! It would be fun to see how all of you speak in real life. 

Oh and I think I say "y'all" at the end. Really? I NEVER say that. I'm from Seattle, WA and transplanted to IDAHO when I was a teenager. I have never even really been to the South. So who knows why I said that! Plus, I was really nervous when I was doing this and say "um" a lot as well.

Well, please don't make fun of me TOO much. It would have been much better if I could of had a few shots of tekillya before this! :) Thanks so much "y'all"! 

 I am up 16 followers from when I started my campaign to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. So far, that is $4.00 total  from my pocket going to this great cause. For all of you that haven't read my Cancer Sucks post I am donating .25 cents for every follower I get during the month of October (up to 200).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Weigh Day Wednesday!

Well today was the final weigh in for Mama L's weight loss challenge and I was down 2.2 lbs! I was pretty shocked because I went out of town this weekend and indulged in a couple things but also did really well in other areas.

A few NSV's (non scale victories):
-Ran 2.5 miles (twice!)
-Worked out twice a day the past 2 days
-Fit into a pair of jeans I haven't been able to wear in a while

 Here's my Jillian Michaels workout calendar for the challenge this month. 1 heart=1 workout! Gotta keep these 2 a days going! And that baby in a bunny costume is my hubster on his first Easter (super cute)! I LOVE what parents do to their babies... :)

My boys this past weekend!

The past 60 ish days have been pretty amazing. Honestly, I never thought I would stick with it, but I did and weigh 17.6 lbs less! I have made a healthy lifestyle into a habit because I will be doing this for pretty much forever. I mean I won't always be SO strict on calories and I always let myself indulge once in a while, but it's important monitor calories in and calories out...that's what it's all about! haha. Seriously though, you don't need to spend money on those get fit quick diets with pills and shakes just watch your calories, increase your protein and decrease your works! It sucks sometimes, but it works! I have wasted hundreds of dollars in the past on diet plans that are just a waste of money because I was LAZY and wanted the easy way out. But that is the past and I am so happy with the present I could piss my pants. 

1. Got my nails did. I never get red so I thought I would try it and I love it!
2. My attempt at fall decorations on my mantle (only one of the pumpkins is real.)
3. Clean dinner. I try to eat 5 clean dinners a week. The other 2 I still eat pretty good, but I will eat mashed potatoes or something not so good to maintain my SANITY. Usually on Wednesday's and Saturday's I don't eat clean dinners.

Anyways hookers another weigh in is done. Even though the challenge is over (for now) I will still be doing the same thing and weighing on Wednesdays! Hope y'all (I never say that) have a great week! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cancer Sucks!

I'm sure all of you have heard that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer research as well as funding mammograms are causes that are very near and dear to my heart. This is because my beautiful and amazing Mom is a breast cancer survivor. She had Breast Cancer when my brother and I were both little. She was a single mom and did everything she could to take the best care of my brother and I. While being a mama she was having surgeries, chemo treatments and radiation. I remember a lot from this time in my life. Thankfully my grandparents were there to help and we lived in Seattle which has some of the best Cancer doctors around.
Me, my Mom and Hunter

Lets help stop cancer in its track by raising money that will fund research, mammograms and more. We have to find a cure to this disease that affects TOO many people each year and takes TOO many lives. Yes, there have been great strides in early detection and treatments, but that is not enough. There HAS to be a cure out there.


I decided to join Susan G. Komen's Passionately Pink for the cure. During this month for every person that follows my blog I will donate .25 cents (up to 200 people) If I get more than that I will still donate per follower but of a lesser amount. So PLEASE follow my blog (click join this site to your right above all my other followers) and help fight Breast Cancer at the same time. I will upload my donation receipt at the beginning of November and keep you all updated with the final amount every week. 

You can also fight breast cancer by advertising on my site. With any donation (minimum 1.00) I will put your blog button on my site all month and probably through November as well. Please email me at after you donate with your button html and I will get it up ASAP! 

Please visit my donation site here:

Crazy/Simple Mama Passionately Pink

Click the donate to Annie button under the picture of my Mom and I. :)

My goal is to raise $200.00 this month but I think we can beat that. If you feel inclined to donate please do, also if you could share this post to as many people as possible that would be great! Lets all raise some money for a great cause and help save lives!

Baby Weight Part 3

Here are the first two "installments" of my weight loss journey:

Alright, I will make this last part short and to the point. I left off where I was beginning not to care about being healthy or how I looked. I was just focusing on being a mom. I didn't care about how I looked. I was struggling big time. I hated trying to pick out things to wear. I wanted to just wear yoga pants all the time. It was a struggle trying to find the loosest shirt to hide my tummy or Pants that actually fit...and I seriously hated wearing spanx! I hated avoiding taking pictures with my son or hubby! I so badly wanted pictures with them but did not want to see how fat I was. I avoided having to see people I haven't seen in a while. There is no way I would look at the freakin way. 

Flash forward to June 2012. I found Mama L's blog and loved it. I was amazed at how she could work full time with TWO kids (and one was a baby) and still fit in time to work out and take care of herself all while looking cute. That was it. No more excuses for me. I started with working out and did that for a month with no weight loss. Then I looked at my eating. It was AWFUL. I was taking too many calories in and working out wasn't even helping. I decided to change my eating habits and that was one of the best things I have ever done. End of July I joined a group that was doing a weight loss challenge (Mama L's fit camp). It changed my life. I eat healthier. I run. I work out twice a day sometime. All while being a mommy, wife and working (part time).

I am still at the beginning of my weight loss journey. However, I am so proud of myself. My confidence is building and I FEEL so much better. People are noticing and it feels AH MA ZING! I am nervous yet excited to look at the scale these days (I only weigh once a week). 

All I can end this with is that you really have to WANT this to do it. I tried TONS of times to lose weight and NOTHING worked. It was me though. I wasn't ready. But now I am. Do I still fuck up? Yep. At LEAST a few times a week. But its's all about jumping right back in and going for it. You don't have to be perfect you just have to take care of yourself...Something finally clicked for me, and I'm still trying to figure out what that is. Right now all I got to do is keep going day by day.

December 2010. Right after having my precious baby boy. 

Here is a more recent picture. Last week (Sept 2012) Holding my friends beautiful new baby boy.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Challenge

So some (well like thousands) of lovely ladies at Mama L's fit camp are doing a Jillian Michaels challenge for the month of October. So of course I joined! We are just about to finish the first challenge where I have lost weight and a pant size thanks to all the awesome biotches in that group!

 Every single day for the month of October I will be doing a Jillian Michaels DVD. I am alternating 2 days of 30 Day Shred then one day of Kick Box Fast fix. Good thing I have a major bitch girl crush on Jill (Yes I can call her that because we are friends I love her.) I will still be running 4 - 5 times a week too which means 2 a day workouts some days. Yee haw.

So here are my measurements:
Bicep: R 14 L 14.5
Waist: 36.5
thighs: R 26.75 L 25.75

I am totally uneven. haha love it. I will re measure Oct 15 and at the end. As well as post progress pictures! yayyy...I have some befores, but I don't have time to post them now because my toddler is watching Dora and the episode is almost over. So I gotta jet, but look for another picture filled post SOON!

Time for some shits and giggles...
totally true. 

My toddler is no longer distracted so I'm out!